Knock-knock... and it shall be opened unto you
— A new game by Ice-Pick Lodge development studio has successfully met its first funding goal. This is the first such case in Russian game industry...
Today on August 30th 2012, 12:41 AM Moscow time, we reached the funding value required to complete the game. We’ve decided to develop this game without a publisher, counting solely on our capabilities and community support. Being risky for us, this is also an opportunity to create the game exactly as we see it and to distribute it as we deem right. For instance, we will send a free copy to everyone who donates at least $5 no later than September 11th.
Right now we can conclude that risk was justified. There are almost two weeks left before the deadline, and we keep guessing how much will be acquired in total. Kickstarter doesn’t allow an untimely completion of a project.
Isn’t $30.000 insufficient to develop a game?
Of course it’s not the whole our budget, and not even a half. We lacked this sum for full independence during the development period.
We are very glad to see your active support. It is a pleasure to know that players do have a choice even in the world where large corporations manage the industry’s destiny. By cooperating, players can support unconventional games. We foresee a bright future for crowd-funding projects.
- Does it still make sense to pledge more?
Sure! It’s an opportunity to get the game for half of its final price. And it will allow us to develop some additional features we’ve already told you about. Of course it does make sense.
Thank you all for your support!
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
Thanks for your support! You will get a free digital copy (PC or Mac) of the game at half price. In addition to the game, you will receive certain information concerning the gameplay, which will mainly cover the "dos and don'ts" of the game.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to the digital copy of the game and the secret tactics advice, pledging this amount will get you the Digital Extended Edition of the game's soundtrack. Take note that along with the tracks used in the game, the Extended Edition will include a number of unused tracks and tracks inspired by the events taking part in the game.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
In addition to the digital copy of the game and the secret instructions, we will send you a limited edition digital art-book containing production sketches as well as a number of behind-the-scenes stories, incidents we had to face while we worked with the ominous archive. Your name will be mentioned in the credits as well.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $47 or moreYou selected
Regrettably, we were forbidden to disclose any information with regard to this package. However, this blind bargain would net you a very special premium in addition to all the goodies mentioned above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
In addition to everything mentioned above, you will be assigned a so-called «surrogate». We will create your personal tree in the forest (and the forest is far more than a mere bunch of trees in the game). The «surrogate» is something between a charm and a tomb where one's misfortunes could be buried. This allows the player an additional layer of security/protection. No guarantees: we merely follow the instructions of The Originator.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
You’ll get everything mentioned above, 5 digital copies of the game and a printed art-book signed by the developers who would manage to complete the project with their sanity intact.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
In addition to everything mentioned above, you’ll get the opportunity to modify the head of the main hero. You will get 10 digital copies of the game with the altered character and you will be added to the credits as a sponsor.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
You’ll get everything mentioned above and we will plant a tree on your behalf. It could be an oak, a chestnut, an ash, an aspen, a pine tree, a fir tree or a blueberry bush. We will create a special place in the middle of the desert, and the trees that we are going to plant will make a grove, and each tree will bear a name of the one who made it possible. Rest assured that we will be taking good care for this grove and that we will do anything to allow it to grow even more till it becomes a true forest.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
Besides all the previous bonuses, you’ll have the opportunity to change the information in the journal of the main hero, adding personal information intended to frighten anyone who is unaware that the altered version of the game exists. You will get 10 digital copies of this version. In the credits, you would be mentioned as a co-producer of the project.Estimated delivery:
- (47 days)